NVIDIA Shield TV gets Google TV-like feature via update

The NVIDIA Shield TV is getting a refreshed home screen that looks like a Chromecast with Google TV via an update due to the new Discover tab.

NVIDIA Shield TV Discover

This is not an update for Google TV yet, NVIDIA Shield TV will continue to run on Android TV after the update. However, it does have one feature that is similar to the For You tab in the Google TV interface. Nvidia calls it Discover, and 9to5Google shared a screenshot of it, which you can see below.

NVIDIA Shield TV gets Google TV-like feature via update
New Discover Tab on Nvidia Shield TV

personalized content

The Discover section shows the contents of various apps that may be of interest to the NVIDIA Shield TV owner. So it’s a lot like Google TV’s For You which also shows personalized content. Unfortunately, this part isn’t yet available in Benelux, as you can read in our review of Chromecast with Google TV, as the HDMI dongle hasn’t been officially announced yet. If you have an NVIDIA Shield TV, you’ll get something similar with this update.


The update is rolling out today in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia. NVIDIA Shield TV owners in Italy and Spain will also receive the update but without the Discover tab. Nvidia expects the rollout to be complete a week from today. We’ve asked NVIDIA if the Shield TV update is also coming to the Netherlands and Belgium. We will update this article as soon as we have an answer.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is a cylindrical streaming stick that resembles Chromecast in terms of functionality. The device is equipped with 2 GB RAM and 8 GB flash storage, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi. The dongle is powered by Tegra X1+ processor that supports audio technology Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and can upscale HD streams to stream images in 4K quality using artificial intelligence. The NVIDIA Shield TV also runs Android TV and has Chromecast 4K built-in.

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NVIDIA Shield TV gets Google TV-like feature via update

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